Banking & Finance Lawyers

A strong team for Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance team at CMS comprises more than 50 lawyers serving clients throughout Germany, operating mainly out of our Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart offices. We advise on the full range of banking law and finance:

Our clients include banks, financial services providers, private equity investors and arrangers – from SMEs to international corporations. Due to our structure and versatility, we are the perfect choice for legal advice on projects of any size and complexity.

Focusing on client needs – nationally and internationally

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS Germany can draw on an international network of lawyers and tax advisors. These resources include 250 experts for banking & finance law. Depending on the particular requirements, we assemble international teams led by an experienced lawyer, usually a partner in the firm.

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Philipp Melzer
Philipp Melzer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
As a very experienced banking and finance lawyer, Philipp Melzer advises issuers, underwriters and existing shareholders on IPOs, capital increases and secondary offerings. His expertise is also...
Thomas Motte
Dr. Thomas de la Motte
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Thomas de la Motte is a highly respected finance expert. He advises banks, companies and investors on all legal aspects of finance transactions. His focus is on real estate and asset finance (namely...
Andrea München
Andrea München, LL. M. (Université du Luxembourg)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Frankfurt
Andrea München specialises in German, Luxembourgish and European financial supervision matters. She is admitted as a qualified German lawyer as well as an Avocat à la Cour in Luxembourg. Andrea...
Marc Riede
Dr. Marc Riede
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
With a focus on project, real estate, acquisition and asset finance, Marc Riede advises German and international banks, leasing companies and investors on financing and leasing transactions. His...
Markus M. Pfaff
Dr. Markus M. Pfaff
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Banking & Finance Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Frankfurt
Markus Pfaff specialises in finance transactions and restructuring, with a focus on acquisition and corporate finance as well as real estate and asset finance (aircrafts). He also advises on non-performing...
Axel Dippmann
Axel Dippmann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Axel Dippmann has long-standing experience as a finance lawyer, working both on the lender and borrower side. He specialises in high-volume syndicated loans for corporates, acquisition financing...
Daniel Voigt
Dr. Daniel Voigt, MBA
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Daniel Voigt specialises in structuring and advising open-end and closed-end funds, with a focus on the increasingly important regulatory aspects affecting funds, their managers, depositaries as...
Kerstin Block
Dr. Kerstin Block, LL.B.
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Financing, including asset, project, real estate and acquisition financing, corporate finance, leasingAbitur (A-Levels) in 1999. From 1999 to 2001 Training as bank clerk (Bankkauffrau). Thereafter,...
Joachim Kaetzler
Dr. Joachim Kaetzler
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Banking & Finance
Germany, Frankfurt
Joachim Kaetzler specialises in banking supervisory law and compliance. His work includes general banking law as well as securities supervisory law. Moreover, he has special expertise in matters...
Charlotte Louise Schildt
Dr. Charlotte Louise Schildt
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Frankfurt
Charlotte Schildt is an (international) insolvency and insolvency proceedings expert with special expertise in the banking sector and restructuring matters. Since 2008, she has regularly taken on...